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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Despite opposition's hurdles, PML(N) govt continues to serve messes: Marvi THATTA: State Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that despite hurdles, being created by the opposition, the PML (N) Government under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would continue to serve the common people by providing all basic right and move the country towards the destination of progress and prosperity.The government has initiated numbers of mega projects in various sectors of life particularly in energy sector with objective to provide maximum relief to the countrymen and improve their living standard, but the opposition does not want the betterment of the country, she said.Marvi Memon said this while addressing a big gathering and later talking to media persons at Village Ghulam Hussain Lakhatio of Taluka Chhohar Jamali district Sujawal on Saturday.She was critical over the role of opposition in the politics adding that first they tried to destabilize the economy ...

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SC issues notices to AGP, JAG br. over conviction of person by military court ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Attorney General for Pakistan, Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch and other respondents in the case regarding awarding of death sentence to a person by the military court. The military court awarded death sentence to Mahboob over his links with the banned organizations on January 1, 2016.The three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case. During the course of proceedings, Counsel ...

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Punjab, Chinese company sign agreement for safe cities project LAHORE: An agreement was signed between Punjab government and Chinese company Huawei regarding Punjab Safe Cities Project, here on Friday.Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was the chief guest at the signing ceremony held at Model Town, here on Friday. Chief Operating Officer Punjab Safe Cities Authority Akbar Nasir Khan and Chief Executive Officer Huawei Pakistan Meng Xiaojie signed the document.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the agreement between the Punjab government ...

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President summons NA session on June 3 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday summoned the session of the National Assembly on June 3 at 4:30 pm.The President has summoned the National Assembly Session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.This session will be the 33rd session of the 4th Parliamentary year of the incumbent National Assembly. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PML-N to celebrate Youm-e-Takbeer in befitting manner: Kirmani ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani Friday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would celebrate the Youm-e-Takbeer in a befitting manner on May, 28 across the country.He, in a statement, said the PML-N would hold functions in federal and provincial capitals of the country including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit to mark the day when the party leadership made the country's defence impregnable.He said the ...

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KP CM expresses satisfaction over pace of development works PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has expressed satisfaction over the pace of developmental works in the province saying that 80% funds allocated under ADP has been released while the same amount has been utilized too. This, he said while presiding over a meeting of the provincial cabinet at the Cabinet Room of Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Friday. Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary and administrative secretaries attended the meeting. The cabinet approved bill for the ...

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ECP appoints DROs, ROs for conducting of by-election ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Friday authorized District Returning Officer (DROs) and Returning Officer appointed for the conduct of by-election in Sindh Province.The appointment has been made for conducting election in constituency No. PS-22 Naushero Feroze-IV, PS-106 Karachi-XVIII and PS-117 Karachi-XXIX scheduled to be held on June 2 said a press release issued here by ECP.The opponent has been made in the exercise the powers of the Magistrate First Class under the Code ...